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Wyvern students hear from in school apprentices this National Apprenticeships Week

Wyvern Academy, part of Consilium Academies, has marked National Apprenticeship Week with a range of events this week.

National Apprenticeship Week 2014 (NAW) takes place between the 5th to the 11th of February and is an opportunity for the education and skills sector to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country and the positive impact they make to communities, businesses, and the wider economy.

The Department for Education is an official partner of NAW and they announced that the theme for this year’s awareness week is ‘Skills For Life’.

Wyvern Academy put together a big display in their Careers Room for NAW, putting up Amazing Apprenticeship subject posters for each department linking the subject to careers.  The school also held an assembly for all year groups about apprenticeships and they invited the school’s two teaching assistant apprentices to talk about their career journey at the Careers Cafe co-curricular club.

A careers evening was also held during NAW, on the 8th of February for Years 9,10 and 11 with an array of local colleges, training providers and employers setting out their stalls.  Many of those attending were there to discuss their apprenticeship routes, including Darlington College, Darlington Learning & Skills, Middlesbrough College, East Durham College, Bishop Auckland College, Askham Bryan College, EE, the NHS and the Royal Navy. 

Jasmine in Year 9 said:  'It was very informative and makes you think about paths and careers that you hadn't thought of before'.

  Mr Scott Parker Head of School said:

“It’s been great to shine a light on apprenticeships during NAW and with our careers evening running to, I know lots of students have been thinking hard about their future career paths.  It’s never too early for young people to start exploring their options post-secondary school and at Wyvern we pride ourselves on helping each and every student to discover what they want to do with their lives.”